Kelly McMasters

Welcome to Shirley

Kelly McMasters

Talk: Welcome to Shirley

The Authors@Google program was pleased to welcome Kelly McMasters to discuss her debut book. "Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town" tells the story of growing up in Shirley, NY and the realization that the neighboring Brookhaven National Laboratory was polluting the land and drinking water on Long Island. Through well researched evidence, Kelly links cancer clusters around Shirley to the nuclear site, and weaves a touching story of friendship and loss in her hometown.

Kelly Mcmasters

Kelly McMasters is the author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town. The book was listed as one of Oprah's top 5 summer memoirs and is the basis for the documentary film The Atomic States of America.

Welcome to Shirley

Welcome to Shirley balances the bitter with the sweet, the funny with the infuriating, in an unforgettable story of working class Long Island.

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